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India This Week: 02 May-08 May 2016

May 9, 2016 15:30 IST

India this week is a section provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the week 2 May to 8 May 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

2 May 2016
• CAIPEEX a process to understand Rain Formation in Clouds & impact of Randomized Cloud Seeding
• India’s GDP to grow at 7.5% for 2016-17
• Rajya Sabha passed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
• Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India
• Indian Railways signed MoU with Haryana & Punjab to plant trees alongside Railway Track

3 May 2016
• Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins WSIS 2016 prize
• Lok Sabha passed the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015
• Union Commerce Ministry launched EXIM Analytics Dashboard for export, import data
• President Pranab Mukherjee conferred 63rd National Film Awards
• NRDC signed agreements for commercialization of Ghar Sodhon
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW Thermal Power Plant in Madhya Pradesh
• Kishore Biyani appointed as Managing Director of Bharti Retail
• Sameer Chadha appointed as Partner and CEO of KPMG India
• Railway Ministry launched e-enabled application, PMIS to monitor Railway projects

4 May 2016
• Union Cabinet approved to adopt United Nations fundamental principles of official statistics
• SC Collegium recommended 4 names for elevation to apex court
• Portal for Contract Labour Payment Management System launched
• Union Cabinet approved signing of MoC between Ministry of Women & Child Development and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Indian Railways creates Non-Fare Revenue Directorate to explore advertising in train coaches
• CCEA approved two laning with formation of four lane of Shimla Bypass on NH-22
• Radha Binod Barman took over as part-time Chairperson of National Statistical Commission
• SC Collegium recommended transfer of Uttarakhand Chief Justice to Andhra Pradesh
• President Pranab Mukherjee confers Niryat Shree and Niryat Bandhu Awards

5 May 2016
• Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Wi-Fi hotspot at Vijayawada, Kachiguda and Raipur
• Lok Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
• Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shaurya launched
• H R Nagendra Committee on Yoga Education in Universities submitted its recommendations
• Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff
• Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed Chief of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
• NASSCOM inks MoU with Facebook to develop a product design initiative
• RBI released draft guidelines for licensing of Universal Banks in Private Sector

6 May 2016
• ICICI Bank signs MoU with New Development Bank of BRICS
• Bombay HC decriminalises beef possession, upholds ban on slaughter of bulls, bullocks in Maharashtra
• 100% FDI through Automatic Route permitted in Asset Reconstruction Companies
• Shashi Kapoor - the Householder, the Star authored by Aseem Chhabra released

7 May 2016
• India ranks Ninth in Crony-Capitalism Index
• Asia's first Rice Technology Park to be established in Gangavati, Karnataka
• Gujarat government accords minority status to Jain community

8 May 2016
• Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India from 1 January 2017

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